There are written reports describing how incredibly delicious the birds were, that they were the most exquisite food on Earth, or the best meat in this world or any other. So ravenously were they consumed that one ornithologist described the Funk Islands as North America’s first fast food restaurant.
Every year across the country and around the world these walks commemorate the birthday of Jane Jacobs, an urban activist who spearheaded a movement to change the way citizens think about and engage with their neighbourhoods and cities. This year the walks are being held on May 4th, 5th and 6th and usually last about 90 minutes.
Writing about Muskrat Falls comes from the urge to keep track, bear witness, and to help amplify the voices of those who have been doing so, and pushing back, since its inception. As it happens, the wisdom and warnings of several scholars, consultants, land protectors, and activists recently gathered to discuss the matter have not been well-enough heard, much less heeded.